Marketing and Outreach Specialist, Rome, Italy

Organization: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Country: Italy

City: Rome, Italy

Office: FAO Rome

Closing date: Thursday, 15 April 2021


Marketing and Outreach Specialist

Job Posting: 01/Apr/2021

Closure Date: 15/Apr/2021, 9:59:00 PM

Organizational Unit : PSR

Job Type: Non-staff opportunities

Type of Requisition : Consultant / PSA (Personal Services Agreement)

Grade Level : N/A

Primary Location: Italy-Rome

Duration : 11 months

Post Number : N/A

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FAO is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender and nationality

People with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply

All applications will be treated with the strictest confidentiality

The incumbent may be re-assigned to different activities and/or duty stations depending on the evolving needs of the Organization

Organizational Setting

The Business Development and Resource Mobilization Division (PSR) leads and coordinates the mobilization of voluntary contributions in support of the Organization’s strategic priorities. PSR manages FAO’s relations with resource partners, strategically matching partners‘ interests to those of the Organization, and supports the negotiation of agreements. It mounts marketing campaigns around global concerns, provides market and business intelligence and positioning services to management as well as resource mobilization capacity development opportunities to decentralized and headquarter offices. PSR also oversees global programme and project reporting to resource partners. It strives to assure the highest quality of development results, through providing project cycle oversight and support, and policy design for operational modalities and outsourcing.

Reporting Lines

The consultant will report and work under the overall supervision of the Marketing, Outreach and Reporting Head of Unit, PSRR.

Technical Focus

Resource partnership relations and negotiations, marketing and outreach strategies.

Tasks and responsibilities

The consultant will be asked to perform a selection of the following tasks and responsibilities, depending on the level of the post:

Develop and coordinate Resource Mobilization (RM) marketing strategies in support of FAO Strategic Programmes (SPs) and management direction in coordination with the Office for Corporate Communication (OCC), Strategic Programmes, and other relevant departments.

Plan and execute outreach campaigns and strategies in RM in coordination with the Business Development Task Force;
Conceptualize and organize resource partner meetings and events;
Develop resource partner-specific marketing and outreach strategies and products in coordination with OCC and other relevant FAO offices and divisions.

Produce resource mobilization and marketing oriented donor specific and resource mobilization reports;
Support digital marketing services, including newsletter, events, social media, and web-based outreach activities;
Deliver RM-related capacity-building strategies and activities;
Support outreach campaigns ensuring constant dissemination of RM related content and PSR activities in general;
Perform other related duties, as requested.


Minimum Requirements

Advanced university degree in development studies, political science, economics, public policy, international relations, business administration, marketing, communications or another relevant to the work of the organisation.

At least one year (category C) and five years (category B) of relevant experience in analysis and research of the politic and economic environment, or marketing, outreach, advocacy and/or strategy planning.

Working knowledge of English, French or Spanish and limited knowledge of one of the other two or Arabic, Chinese, Russian.

FAO Core Competencies

Results Focus



Building Effective Relationships

Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement

Technical/Functional Skills

Work experience in more than one location or area of work, particularly field location is desirable.

Knowledge of the United Nations, the overall multilateral system and resource mobilization issues.

Work experience with digital platforms and outreach tools. .

Extent and relevance of experience in drafting papers of interest.

Familiarity with graphic design programs (InDesign, Illustrator, and Adobe) will be valued.

Demonstrated analytical skills.

Drafting skills in English.

Please note that all candidates should adhere to FAO Values of Commitment to FAO, Respect for All and Integrity and Transparency


FAO does not charge any fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview, processing)

Please note that FAO will only consider academic credentials or degrees obtained from an educational institution recognized in the IAU/UNESCO list If you are in possession of language certificate/s from UN accredited external providers and/or FAO language official examinations (LPE, ILE, LRT), please attach the certificate/s when submitting the application.

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